Sharing history together

Historical societies are all about preserving and recording history. I guess you could say we specialize in marking anniversaries.

I was recently looking through our archives at the Clague House Museum, and found the first, "preview" issue of the Westlake | Bay Village Observer. It told the story about how the City of Westlake and our Historical Society had refurbished and rededicated the Ohio Historical Marker honoring Jack Miner, a noted conservationist, who was born off of Dover Center Road and spent his childhood right here.

Fast forward five years, the Westlake Historical Society is preparing to dedicate a new historical society marker in front of the Clague House Museum to honor the Clague family and all they gave to our city. I remember meeting Denny Wendell when he first visited the Clague House Museum. He gave our organization the opportunity to share our history, mission and photos on the pages of the Westlake | Bay Village Observer.

On behalf of The Westlake Historical Society we would like to take this opportunity to thank the Westlake | Bay Village Observer for serving our community and for helping to tell our story of 200-plus years!

Lysa Stanton

I am a fan of the history of Westlake!! Westlake Historical Society

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Volume 5, Issue 17, Posted 10:03 AM, 08.20.2013